Karen called Jennifer to inquire about a property in Fishers that she had listed. It was, unfortunately already sold, but the two got to talking. It turned out that Karen had been looking for a while. She and Ed were having a hard time finding something to buy, their lease was about to expire and they did not want to renew it. The agent they had previously been looking with had abandoned them and they were real estate orphans. They were not ignorant to the buying process, nor were their expectations out of line at all. It just seemed like whoever that prior agent was had not made them a priority, and now they were just overwhelmed and running out of time. In an hour, Jennifer had a short list in their email of properties she thought might be interesting. They picked 5 and scheduled a time to see them. It took a couple trips out to find “it,” but a few weeks later they were under contract on the MOST AMAZING house that was a perfect fit for the size, floor plan, condition and budget they needed. And it was located on a park with a big front porch where Ed and Karen will be able to watch their grandchildren play when the weather accommodates. One can actually imagine the rocking chairs on that porch now and the fun they will have. That was an exciting closing for Jennifer, because Ed and Karen were SO delighted with their find and she had grown to love them like her own grandparents.
Dustin and Stephanie had virtually stole a piece of land with Jennifer a few years prior. Their initial plan had been to build, but when the two agreed to disagree on what and when and how much to build, they decided to sell it and buy an existing house they could both agree on. Jennifer was called in to do the deed, but the sale of land is something she always approaches nervously, because it can be a bit challenging. Financing for new construction can be an issue. There aren’t as many venues to advertise vacant land as there are for existing homes (there aren’t as many buyers, either!) and it can be difficult to price with few comparative sales in a specific market area. But she rolled it out and waited…all of 5 days! An acceptable, profitable offer was received from a buyer with cash in hand, and the deal was done. Dustin and Stephanie ended up with a lot of extra cash to apply toward the utterly PERFECT country home Jennifer helped them buy. Here lies a reminder to Jennifer to just go with your gut, do what you know to do to the best of your ability, and pray.
Brent and Lana are building themselves a portfolio of rental properties that are nice, clean, safe, and affordable for the residents of Brownsburg. They trust Jennifer to help them locate those with the highest rate of potential return and the least headache. It is a great honor for Jennifer to work with repeat clients who have been happy with her knowledge and service over and again. Repeat clients and referrals from happy customers are what drives her business, and she knows it will be what sustains her business over the course of her career. She never knows what will come from any one transaction, but she knows they all need to be handled like family. Brent and Lana closed on their newest acquisition a couple of months ago, and it was rented within two weeks. It is a great addition to their portfolio, and Jennifer knows that when they are ready to add another, they’ll trust her to handle it!
New to the market! Neat home with architectural character and an open floor plan on a quiet street in the heart of Pike Twnship. Clean with many updates, cozy family room with a fireplace, abundant counter & cabinet space, 4th bedroom or office on main floor and deck with hottub. You’ll love the look of the street and the excellent features and room sizes offered in this home. Two-car rear-load garage, newer roof & furnace/ac. A must-see!
Here is a home to fit “champagne tastes” without the “champagne budget”! Loaded, pristine, spacious & unique for just $369,000 in Carmel! You have got to see the outdoor living areas and the craftsman finish quality in this home before you go anywhere else…exquisitely carved mantel, a custom closet in the master big enough to be a bedroom, gourmet kitchen… too many features to list here. This is a Bentley in a world of Chevrolets. Basement, fenced yard, updated systems and mechanicals, a kitchen that WOWS, and abundant space. Quiet, stable neighborhood, quite a find. Hurry, it won’t last long!
Superb location in the country but close to everything! Fenced lot adjoins Mulberry Fields with sledding hill & splash fountain. Seriously, a SUPERB location. This four bedroom Cape Cod offers awesome 50’s character with modern updates to kitchen & baths, including custom cabinetry. Main floor offers in-law suite with hearth room & second large bedroom + there are two fun bedrooms upstairs. Screened porch & good-sized deck make the backyard awesome in three seasons. Two-car tandem garage is great for cars, storage or hobbyists. This one has it all!
Here is EASY living & one of the most spacious floor plans found in this popular West Clay TH community. This two-story, two bedroom home is clean & neutral with warm, natural sunlight filtering in through expansive windows. The high ceilings & open floor plan, with ample kitchen adjoining the family room & exceptionally spacious upstairs loft/bonus area, make this perfect for those who love to entertain or professionals on the go. Low monthly HOA dues include water, trash removal, irrigation & landscape. Nice!
Don told his friend Rick to call Jennifer when he learned Rick was in the market. (Friends give the best advice sometimes!) Rick wanted a property he could apply vision and effort toward to make his home. And he wanted to keep his budget low. Distressed properties are plentiful today, but the delicate balance of price vs condition (to use as collateral on a loan) is a tight-rope walk. Fortunately, Jennifer knew where to point him for financing,
whether he bought a yet-uninhabitable property or something that just needed a
little freshening up. He ended up buying a house that would be considered
somewhere in the middle, and he got the sweetest deal on both the house and the
loan terms. The National Bank of Indianapolis has a loan for buyers that is
just amazing. (Call Jennifer for more details on that!) Jennifer
talked to Rick the other day and it sounds like he’s tearing into that place
without a moment wasted and having a ball doing it. It’s going to be
fabulous when it’s done, and he’s promised to invite her to the unveiling in
Wendi’d had a run of bad luck and needed to relocate for work. What could she do with the house in Fishers? The neighborhood had been hit hard during the
recession, and there was no way to sell it high enough to pay off two mortgages.
One brisk October morning, Jennifer laid out Wendi’s options: 1)
find the cash to pay off the mortgage balance, 2) let it go to foreclosure, or
3) compromise and apply for a short sale with both mortgage lenders.
Jennifer knew it wouldn’t be easy when she chose the latter, but they
dove into it. By January, the ladies were looking at three offers.
The highest was chosen and the ride began. The first lender
approved the offer in short order, but the second was not as cooperative.
Jennifer sparred with that lender while the buyers hung in there for
EIGHT months! The bank’s delay tactics frustrated everyone to the point
that the buyers chose to move on in August. So, Jennifer put it back on the
market – still fighting with the second lender – and found a couple more
offers! The highest was submitted in September. BOTH loans now had
to be re-approved because the first approval had expired. It was
maddening! At times, there was a desire by all to just give up. but
patience prevailed, the approvals moved more quickly in the second round, and
they closed in late October – 366 days after the process began. Jennifer
was reminded that persistence pays off, even after patience runs out, and that
there is a solution to hardship. It’s not always easy, but it’s always
the lesser of three evils.
Jerry and Sarah were thinking about their future when they spotted a little ranch for sale across the field from their son’s home. They’d come to the realization that,
perhaps, their family homestead of 50+ years might become more than they could
manage in future years. It might be wise to pick up an easy-to-live-in
home close to family, while home prices were still favorable, that they could
rent out for a few years and eventually move into when the time came.
They called Jennifer to schedule a showing and promptly decided it would
be a good fit. The location just couldn’t be beat, and it
was a very manageable home! So, Jennifer began the negotiations and a
closing date was set. While they were waiting to close, Jennifer found a
tenant for them. Within 24 hours of their ownership, the new house became
occupied by an exceptional renter without a moment wasted! While Jennifer
hopes Jerry and Sarah don’t find it necessary to move in the eminent future,
she is happy to know that one part of their plan is in place for that